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Physicists Make Perpetual Clock With 4 Dimensional Crystals
2012-09-25 11:27:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Theoretical Physics made a huge leap from concept to reality yesterday thanks to collaboration between an international team of scientists and researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The team has proposed the experimental design of a space-time crystal that is based on an electric-field ion trap and the Coulomb repulsion of particles that carry...

2012-09-06 23:03:52

Security managers reduce manpower costs and increase efficiency with AMAG's new Symmetry Visualizer encoders. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 AMAG Technology, an access control, IP video and intrusion detection (IDS) solution provider, enters the encoder market with a seamless video solution. The Symmetry Visualizer Encoder family delivers a range of high performance, preventative tools to empower users to reduce manpower costs and increase efficiency. The video content analytics...

Asymmetric Warfare Between Earwigs Probed By Researchers
2012-08-16 07:07:24

Symmetrical looks are highly prized in the animal kingdom, but according to a new report by San Francisco State University biologists on an insect called the maritime earwig, asymmetry might come with its own perks. Animals–including humans–seem to use symmetry as a shortcut for evaluating potential mates. Symmetrical features usually indicate normal development, while asymmetry could point to an underlying developmental defect that would render a mate less fit. "The...

In Search Of Natural Quasicrystals
2012-08-10 04:32:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An expedition to far eastern Russia, a 15,000 year old meteorite, secret diaries, smugglers, gold prospectors and bears; sounds like the plot to an Indiana Jones movie, right? This is the story of two researchers looking for the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals. Who knew science could be so exciting? Writing in Reports on Progress in Physics, Paul J. Steinhardt and Luca Bindi reveal that new, naturally occurring...

2012-06-07 22:20:37

NEW YORK, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vimeo®, an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], has announced the winners of the 2012 Vimeo Awards, which celebrate the world's most creative film and video. This year, the Awards received 14,567 entries from 147 countries around the world. Vimeo will make grants of $5,000 to each of the 13 category winners. The Grand Prize winner, directing collective Everynone, will receive an additional $25,000 for its film, "Symmetry." (Photo:...

2012-05-19 23:13:58

Skilled shutterbug Robert B. Warren flawlessly captures the incredible beauty of land, sea and nature. Good Year, AZ (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Ask photographer Robert B. Warren the inspiration behind his new photo collection, “A Series in Nature II” (published by Trafford Publishing), and the skilled shutterbug will give you three: “the incredible beauty of land, sea and nature.” Long an admirer of natural beauty, Warren showcases his attunement with the outdoors in...

2011-12-14 14:53:36

Molecules that are twisted are ubiquitous in nature, and have important consequences in biology, chemistry, physics and medicine. Some molecules have unique and technologically useful optical properties; the medicinal properties of drugs depend on the direction of the twist; and within us — think of the double helix — twisted DNA can interact with different proteins. This twisting is called chirality and researchers at Case Western Reserve University have found they can use a...

2011-11-10 15:43:44

Researchers Develop New Process with Porous Molecular Organic Frameworks (MOFs) - Relevant to the Production of Pharmaceuticals Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a flexible and efficient new process for the separation of enantiomers. Enantiomer separation is indispensable for the production of many pharmaceuticals. In their process, the scientists use porous molecular frameworks (MOFs) that are assembled...

2011-10-13 09:40:18

A simple atomic nucleus could reveal properties associated with the mysterious phenomenon known as time reversal and lead to an explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of physics: the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the universe. The physics world was rocked recently by the news that a class of subatomic particles known as neutrinos may have broken the speed of light. Adding to the rash of new ideas, University of Arizona theoretical physicist Bira van Kolck recently...

2011-10-03 12:10:54

A research team at the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, demonstrates a mechanism by which left—right asymmetry in the body is established and maintained. The study, published in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on September 29, offers a new model of how families of genes interact to promote and direct body asymmetry. Although organisms appear bilaterally symmetrical when observed from the outside, internal organs are positioned asymmetrically along the left—right axis, and the...